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Dec 14, 2011 8:00pm EST
. according to the u.n. high commissioner of human rights, the civilian death toll in syria now exceeds 5000 the number of children killed as more than 300. no responsible nation can sit by and allow this to testable display of depravity to continue. today's hearing however was called to examine u.s. policy. several months ago, the subcommittee of the privilege of hearing assistant secretary spelman and posner discuss the obama administration's human rights policies towards iran and syria. since that hearing, the administration has taken a number of steps on syria for which it deserves credit. although it took far too much time and at least 1900 dead syrian citizens, the administration has finally come out and called for a share all assad's departure from power on august 18. it also implemented sanctions against the government of syria and various high-ranking syrian regime authorities, many of which have been mirrored by our allies abroad. unfortunately i fear this is not enough. syria currently stands on the precipice of a full scale civil war. recent reports suggest that the ranks of the
Dec 2, 2011 1:00am PST
east" is next. >>> this week on "marketplace middle east," sanctions on syria, the arab league votes to impose sanctions on syria while neighboring lebanon takes a step back. we speak with the lebanese minister of trade and economy to discuss the impact on his country. >>> and egypt heads to the polls as the country goes to the ballot boxes for the first time since the fall of hosni mubarak. >>> 19 arab league nations voted to impose diplomatic and economic sangs in the government of bashar al assad this week. the sanctions imposed by the arab league banned travel by officials to arab states and freeze their assets in arab states as well. stop league members from doing business with the syrian central bank. it halts trade deals except for strategic products that affect the syrian people, frees syrian government assets and stop financial dealings with the syrian government overall. syrian's foreign minister responded to the arab league sanctions saying they will not have the impact the league intended and said they target ordinary citizens. >> translator: sanctions is a two-way street
Dec 3, 2011 12:30am PST
, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
Dec 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
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Dec 2, 2011 5:30pm EST
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
Dec 13, 2011 5:00am EST
to have been killed in anti-government protests in it syria. in karachi, dozens of boys have been found chained in basement of an islamic summit. canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol on climate change. welcome to pc world news. whistle-blower's strikes back. japan's olympus returns in a bid it to clean up the board. the god particle. a revolution that could revolutionize the way we look at the world. top human-rights official says there has been a huge rise and the number of people killed in it syria. since the anti-government protest started in march, it is believed that more than 5000 people have now died. she said her figure suggested that 14,000 people have been arrested and more than 12,000 have fled to neighboring countries. syria accuses her of not be objective or fair, since her report took no account of the more than 1000 syrian security forces they say have been killed. jane o'brien reports from washington. >> heavy shelling nrocks houses in syrian city. one of the focal points that has resulted in a crackdown by the government. president al-ass
Dec 26, 2011 6:30pm PST
are now dead in syria's uprising. we will look at how a former friend is supporting those trying to overthrow assad. romanian villages terrorized by nighttime intruders. could this be italy's next prime minister? how single women in btain are beating the -- the violent crackdown on protesters in syria has shocked the world. at 5000 people have been killed. turkey, a neighbor a one-time allies has lost patience. the turkish prime minister has called on president assad to resign, saying that he has turned into a leader that feeds on his people's blood. >> this defer be later may soon be used to save the lives of syrian protesters. the apartment is a base for a syrian exiles preparing their necks smuggling expeditions. the rugged terrain combined with poor, fofoggy weather provides ideal conditions for smugglers. even under clear skies, the 800 mile -- 800 kilometer border is extremely difficult. the two men stopped on the border. city. they fled their country six months ago, shortly after the protests began. there are thousands more syrian refugees like them in turkey. >> for a yea
Dec 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
are the headlines. syria's president denies ordering his troops to kill anti- government protesters. >> under pressure, britain's prime minister fault -- calls for a referendum on europe. vladimir putin is certain he will stand for the presidency. >> this is newsday. ♪ hello, there. we start in syria where president bashar al-assad has insisted he has not ordered the killing of any protesters during his government's brutal crackdown more than 4000 people have lost their lives during a nine-month democracy uprising. in a rare interview, president assad said that any leader who would kill his own people would be crazy. >> the day after day, unarmed syrian protesters come out to use -- to face machine guns, snipers, and armored vehicles. the cost so far is 4000 dead. but in his abc interview, ,assd denies killing his own. >> we do not kill our own. no government in the world kill its people, unless it is led by a crazy person. for me to my became president because of public support. -- for me, i became president because of public support. >> in the city of homms, rashida catalogs her losses. h
Dec 9, 2011 4:00pm PST
say at least 24 people have been killed in renewed anti-government protests across syria. four children were said to be among the demonstrations that take place after a friday prayer. it is estimated 14000 people have died in the uprising against president al-assad since march. a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said the president was appalled and saddened by the ongoing violence. during a press conference he also called on the international community to help syria find an exit to the crisis. >> we are appealing to the outside world and our brothers all over the world to help syria through this and to stop in sight met -- and to stop inciting people, pressuring, ching. this is not helping syria. if you affect this area institutions, there will be no ability to build the state. >> syria is still under international pressure. >>> a fierce fire ripped through a hospital in india, killing at least 90 people. many of them were patients who became trapped. it took firefighters in calcutta five hours to get the blaze under control, and fleeing medical staff are accused of abando
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am EST
in nuclear-powered? welcome to "gmt." also in the program -- new moves to pressure syria as the u.n., russia signals willingness to condemn bashar al-assad. bradley manning, the u.s. soldier accused of stealing secrets to wikileaks is about to make his first court appearance. it is midday in london, 4:00 p.m. in moscow and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where the prime minister told his nation the fukushima plant is now stable. nine months after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area, he said it is now in -- the plant is now in cold shutdown. but the disaster is likely to haunt japan for decades. roland berger reports from tokyo. >> explosions -- since explosions shook the nuclear plant, the reactors were pushed into meltdown after being engulfed by a huge tsunami. now the government announced that workers at the power station achieved their goal. it is in a state of cold shutdown and the leaks of radiation have been substantially reduced. >> since i took office, i have been saying that for japan to be reborn, fukushima has to be saved. the nuclear power plant accident needed to be stabili
Dec 30, 2011 7:00am EST
in the streets of syria in a show of strength to the arab league monitors. the government revealed its plans to revive the troubled economy of spain. a political comeback and jamaica for the former prime minister, portia simpson miller. welcome to "bbc world news." i am david eades. blink and you missed it. how samoa abandoned friday. also, we know they are clever, but how clever? a new take on the ability of chimps to look out for each other. >> thank you for joining us. with friday prayers coming to a close in syria, there have been calls from activists for tens of thousands of protesters to get out on the streets and let the arab league monitors know exactly how they feel about their government. so far, the activists say the observers have done little to stop the bloodshed. our correspondent is in neighboring beirut. we're getting reports of more violence breaking out. this time in douma. >> that is right. it is difficult to know exactly what is going on inside syria. as you said, reports of clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators in douma, a suburb on the edge of damascus, cla
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
this hour. the united nations says that syria should be refused -- should be sent to the international criminal court. there is a decision to veto the new treaty, but the coalition is divided. >> can that is the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol. as u.s. soldiers go home from iraq, barack obama says that they are leaving with dignity and with their heads held high. >> it is 2:00 in the morning here in london. broadcasting around the world, welcome to newsday. >> hello, and welcome. the united nations human rights chief says that she believes more than 5000 people have been killed in syria in anti- government protests. more than 5000 have gone to other countries since the demonstrations began. >> based on the evidence and the widespread nature of the killings and the detention, and the torture, i felt that this constituted crimes against humanity. and i recommended these should be referred to the international criminal court. >> it was the most horrible weekend we have had in the security council. she has cataloged more than 5000 people killed, the situation is deteriora
Dec 2, 2011 4:00pm PST
.s. unemployment falls to its lowest level in two years. as the standoff continues in syria, and the death toll mounts, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now warming temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> and a legendary broadcaster issues a warning on climate change and the impact it's having before our very eyes. welcome to our vurings on pbs america and around the world. 8.6%. you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. it's the number u.s. unemployment fell to last month. down a healthy chunk from october. it's a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy. and it brings unemployment down to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> and what a christmas gift the president has got. ♪ >> it's not exactly wonderland. but getting america's unemployment comfortably below 9% is a welcome boost. many of the 120,000 extra jobs created last month came in retail. shoppers dug into their purses and stores for extra workers to help. results, a little economic fairy dust. but mr. obama already
Dec 26, 2011 4:00pm PST
>> of the arab league monitors syria, heavy shelling is killed at least 20 people. a veteran chinese dissident jailed for 10 years for his online political activities. a memorial for nigeria's christmas day church bombing. welcome to bbc world news, broadcasting on pbs in america and around the globe. stabbings anan lond's s stst fafausus shopping street t o oo ee busiest days ofofheheear. and forest fires force hundreds to flee their homes. the first group of arab league observers have arrived in syria to curb violence in the country. opposition leaders are urging the group to go straight away to the city on monday, where 20 people were killed by heavy shelling. the french foreign ministry says it supports the call from the opposition. >> this is what the activists want the arab observers and the world to see. unverifiable but hard to fake image as posted on the internet of what they say is the destruction caused by shelling of residential areas in the third biggest city. they also showed pictures that are too gruesome for us to broadcast of the bleeding corpses of the leas
Dec 14, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >> in a and a in a few moments a hearing on u.s. policy toward syria. for each of the commissioners, do you believe that employs, professional staff of the nrc have experienced intimidation, hostile or offensive conduct on behalf of the chairman, by the chairman, anything that would be considered to be intimidating, hostile or offensive by the chairman, any professional staff experience that? vs. >> yes. >> yes. >> yes. >> ladies and gentlemen that is the definition of a. russ: . i hope that we can all agree that is why we voted in the statute. the united nations estimates more than 5000 people have been killed in protests against the government of syrian resident bashar al-assad. up next the house foreign affairs subcommittee hears about these administrations syrian policy from the state department's release coordinator. this is an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. i want to wish everyone good morning and i want to welcome all of my colleagues to this hearing on subcommittee on the middle east and south asia. and the chairman. as has been well-document
Dec 12, 2011 2:30pm PST
. >> syria holds local lexis -- elections, but in a country racked by violence, many are choosing to boycott instead. >> taking scotland by storm. after arriving from china, it was time for the panda pair of sweetie and sunshine to meet the press. >> welcome to our viewers on p.b.s. in america and around the globe. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood beside prime minister maliki to mark the end of america's military commitment in iraq. after nine long years, on december 31st, the last american troops stationed there will come home. can america be influential there without having boots on the ground? here is our coverage. >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery, where many of those thousands of americans who died fight negligence iraq are buried. he and president obama honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, a warning to iraq's powerful, overbearing neighbor, iran. >> we are partnering for regional security. just as iraq has pledged not to interfere in other nations, ot
Dec 26, 2011 8:00am PST
than 5,000 people have died since syria's crackdown on protests began in march. >>> a suicide car bomber in iraq got through six security check points before setting off an explosive device at the interior ministry. at least five people killed there, 39 wounded. this happened after iraq's prime minister was meeting with the senior security officials to talk about how to keep the country safe. a series of explosions killed almost 70 people in baghdad just last week. >>> mexico says it's captured the chief of security for one of the most wanted alleged drug kingpins in the country. the kingpin is known as e el chappo, shorty. that guy made the forbes billionaire's list last year. they say that guzman's chief of security was involved in kid namgs, secret burials. >>> the maker of the baby formula enfamil said ittested the product and found none of the bacteria that's being plamd for an infant's death. another infant did get sick and is recovering. walmart pulled the cans off its shelves but so far state and federal and now company tests have found no evidence of the bacteria. and a c
Dec 12, 2011 8:00pm EST
. as you've heard, we share a growing concern with the united states about the situation in syria, and the deplorable violence orchestrated by the regime, and we welcome the continued efforts of the arab league and call on the international community to unite in condemnation of events in syria. our talks reaffirmed our country's close understanding of the threat posed by iran's nuclear program, particularly thank secretary clinton for her robust support over the recent attacks on our embassy and teheran and shared thinking on the expansion of sanctions against iran including european union consideration of measures against the iranian energy sector as part of the pressure on iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions. we discussed the middle east peace process and the need for a return to negotiations that cannot safely be delayed. i briefed secretary clinton on the preparations for the london conference on somalia in february. we need a stronger international approach to the crisis there, and to seize the opportunity now to address the root causes of terrorism, ins
Dec 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
aimed at resolving the crisis in syria. western countries have spent months trying to get their own resolution approved, but have faced european veto. the russian draft indicates an equivalence between the regime and the opposition. barbara platted is at the u.n. headquarters in new york and says the supporters are backing the plan of the arab league. >> the russians are very big on the arab league initiatives because they see it as the only possibility of a political settlement. i do not know how likely they or anyone else believes it can succeed, but they do believe it is a serious plan for both sides to have political talks in syria. russians do not want to see regime change. they are very opposed to anything that might lead to regime change. that is why they have opposed sanctions. when it comes to the arab league plan, they said that the decision to impose sanctions, that was counterproductive, they said. they're also quite worried what would happen if the regime collapsed. that is why he is focusing in on the arab league initiative. it has to be said that western nations are a
Dec 16, 2011 12:30am PST
resolution on the crisis in syria. western nations are pushing for tough action against the syrian government. they say the draft is not strong enough but they're willing to negotiate. breaking the deadlock which has paralyzed action on syria. >> this was the security council's defining moment on syria. in october, a vote on a european resolution condemned the violence and opened the door to sanctions. it was vetoed by chuck -- by china and russia, who offered a weaker draft. the deep divisions has -- have paralyzed further action. until now, russia has circulated a stronger, updated version of its text. >> i propose to the council a new version which takes into account the development of the past few months and which considerably strengthens all aspects of the previous text. with regard to violence, the need to uphold human rights, expediting reforms. >> 1 development has been an upsurge in violence. this video shows civilians shot by gunmen. the u.s. says more than 5000 people have been killed in the nine-month uprising and the syrian government may be committing crimes against humanity. an
Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm PST
in syria continues as arab league observers are right to monitor the violence and historic moment as the man chosen as the next leader of north korea has his first known meeting with the south koreans. japanese experts stand accused of multiple failures in response to the nuclear disaster in fukushima earlier this year. a teenager stabbed to death on one of london's most famous shopping street as crowds flock to the sales. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, and al sadr on the globe. coming up later, why this is becoming -- and also of around the globe. coming up later, why this is becoming an increasingly rare sight. >> the first group of arab league observers has arrived in syria to monitor attempts to end the violence in the country. it is believed they are in damascus. syrian opposition leaders are urging them to go to homes immediately, while monday they will -- at least 20 people were killed in shelling. here is this report from beirut. >> this is what the activists want the arab observers and the world to see, and verifiable, but hard to fake im
Dec 12, 2011 4:00pm PST
maliki stand side by side. >> the war is ended. >> syria hold local elections, but in a country where more than 5000 have reportedly been killed. taking scullin by storm after arriving from china. today was the time for the and a pair of sweet and sunshine to meet the press. -- the panda pair swee and sunshine to meet the press. welcome. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood by prime minister maliki today. after nine long controversial years, on december 31, the last american troops will leave the country. but can the u.s. be influential without having boots on the ground? >> present! >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery where thousands of americans who died in iraq are buried. today, they honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, and warning to iraq caused powerful overbearing neighbor iran. >> just as iraq has pledged not to interfere with other nations, other nations must not interfere in iraq. iraq's sovereignty must be respected. >> the prime minister acknow
Dec 27, 2011 7:00am EST
want more on the international efforts to bring the violence in syria to a close, you can head straight to our website, and jim, above all, is giving the view of what the main hopes and fears to the arab mission to syria are. let us give you some of the news now. the prime minister of guinea- bissau described an attack on the general staff headquarters and military bases in the capital as an attempted coup. carlos gomez says many arrests have been made in relation to the attack. among those detained with the navy's chief of staff. last week, a rebel general who tried to seize control of the army was arrested. an ethiopian court sentenced two swedish journalist to 11 years in prison for helping of promoting the outlawed national liberation front rebel group. a man was arrested as well -- along with the photographer in an ethiopian region in tonight. police in mexico arrested one of the alleged leaders of the countries most powerful drug cartels. philippe de cabrera, also known by the nickname "the college grad" was accused of being charged -- in charge of security for the bi
Dec 13, 2011 12:30am PST
rights chief says she believes that more than 5,000 people have been killed in syria and anti-government protests. she estimates that 40,000 syrians have been detained and more fled to neighboring countries. >> and it's based on the evidence and the widespread nature of the killings, the torture, i felt that these were crimes against humanity. and i recommended they should be referred to the international common court. >> as one colleague said it was the most horrifying briefing we have had in the security council over the last two years. she cataloged more than 5,000 people killed. a situation that is deteriorating with a military build up in homes. tens of thousands of rapes and more. >> and from the united nations and the security government press and with local elections despite the situation. and we have this report from neighboring turkey. >> syria is a country divided between those who voted and those who are still fighting. and then those who chose to protest. with elections mocked by holding one of their own. and in hammer they protested in a more conventional way. he
Dec 12, 2011 5:00am EST
, "bbc world news." >> local elections are being held in syria despite continuing clashes between anti-government activists and security forces. british prime minister david cameron today tells parliament why he refused to sign the eurozone rescue treaty. protests, unemployment, corruption, and poverty is the most talked about global topics in a bbc survey. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm geeta guru-murthy. also in this program -- a south korean coast guard is stabbed to death after a chinese fishing boat is prevented from fishing in illegal waters. and lots of new species, including this monkey, discovered in vietnam. >> after months of violence in syria, it looks like local elections will go ahead today. opposition groups have called for people to boycott the vote and continue with the general strike, which started yesterday. turnout is expected to be very low. activists say they received a reliable report of heavy fighting between the security forces and soldiers who defected to the opposition in the southern province. the bbc's jonathan head is watching this from istanbul in neigh
Dec 27, 2011 3:00am PST
toddler who vanished from her bed only days before christmas. >>> syria under siege. the bloody crackdown intensified. the army shelling its own people as the arab world steps in to try to end the slaughter of civilians. >>> and an all-out brawl at the mall. police with guns drawn, shoppers scrambling for exits. chaos after christmas on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- >>> good morning. it's tuesday, december 27th. this is "american morning." i'm alina cho along with ali velshi. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> we're so glad you're with us today. >> there's a lot going on. let's get right to it. starting in iowa. it's the place to be this morning. five top republicans plan to visits hawkeye state today. not going for the corn. seven day rees main until the iowa caucuses. the first in the nation, a nomination is up for grabs. cnn political director mark preston is live in des moines this morning. mark, the week begins with newt gingrich trying to distance himself once again, not from someone else, but from his own past. >> reporter: yeah. from his own
Dec 27, 2011 8:00am PST
. >>> some of the video we're taking in from homs today in syria. a team of arab league observers now on the ground trying to get the government to end this. a brutal crackdown on protesters. syria's keeping international journalists out of that country. that's why mohammed jamjoom is following events from kcairo, egypt. we're getting reports that thousands of demonstrators took to the groubd again today. what can you tell us? >> well, drew, opposition activists there tell us that tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for an end of the regime took to the streets of homs today. the reason they gathered was because they were no longer facing crackdown by the military there. there was a live stream video that shows earlier many people chanting for people in from the international community. we're told in the past hour from residents that some members of this protest tried to go to another area of the city called clock square, where they believe that meps of the arab league delegation were so they could speak to them and when they got there, some tell thaus the protesters were fired
Dec 22, 2011 6:00pm PST
will be dangerous and difficult for iraq in the whole region, because things are nont calm in syria. >> thank you for your assessment. an advance team from the arab league has arrived in syria and head of an observer mission due to start at the end of this month. monitors will be tasked with determining whether the regime is taking steps to end its bloody crackdown on protesters. many opponents of president assad fear the regime will ramp up the violence to discourage protests ahead of the official start of the mission. human rights groups say syrian forces have killed more than 200 people this week alone. france has sparked a major diplomatic dispute with turkey by taking steps to criminalize the denial of genocide. the lower house of the french parliament has approved a bill that would make it illegal to deny the genocide of armenians by ottoman turks in world war one. the turkish prime minister denounced the draft law as politically motivated. ankara has since withdrawn its ambassador from paris and reduced its military cooperation with france. >> the turkish community of a french reacted to t
Nov 30, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> syria said yesterday's attack, there has been worse over the years but cutting off all diplomatic relations is extraordinary rare in peacetime. perhaps it was to teach a lesson to a country that doesn't play by the rules. a country which seems close to having a nuclear bomb. >> the iranians are being informed now we require the immediate closer of the iranian embassy in london and all iranian diplomatic staff must leave the united kingdom within 48 hours. if any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil, they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here. >> so by the weekend, iran's embassy here in london, just like britain's embassy in tehran will effectively be closed down. almost at the very last moment, iran's foreign ministry put out a statement seeming to apologize for yesterday's attack, but it was too late and the apology wasn't strong enough. in six years, then, britain has gone from offering friendship to iran, that was angrily rejected, to shutting down all direct links altogether. and the basic reason is the political in fighting in tehran itself.
Dec 5, 2011 4:00pm PST
. a day after the latest deadline for damascus to sign the deal expired, a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said syria expressed readiness to allow in observers. the man who used to leave the ivory coast -- lead the ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, has appeared in front of the criminal court at the hague. he is charged with responsibility for blood sport -- for bloodshed following elections in the spring. he is the first military leader, to be tried since the inception in 2002. foreign support is crucial to stability of afghanistan. the conference concluded with promises of tough anti- corruption moves by the afghans and pledges of sustained a buy the rest of the world. in the u.s., it may be 11 months until election day, but the political drama is in full swing. this weekend, republican nominee herman cain suspended his campaign, and now it is reality tv host donald trump who is grabbing headlines. today, newt gingrich became the latest candidate to visit trump in new york, seeking his support. it is the announcement trump is scheduled to moderate a debate that has some up in arms. a
Dec 29, 2011 2:30pm PST
." >> people have been killed in syria in spite of a force there to oversee the peace plan. power is passed from father to son in north korea as hundreds of thousands mourn kim jong il. welcome to "bbc world news. the u.s. criticizes egypt as its forces raided the offices of democracy and human rights groups. >> we call on the egyptian government to immediately end the harassment of ngo staff, return all property, and resolve this issue. >> animal immigrants to the u.k. will be spent six months in quarantine. will that lessen disease? in syria, protesters have taken to the streets where arab league observers have been visiting today. government forces responded with violence. activists say 40 people were killed across the country including four in a damascus suburb. they also visited areas were shooting was reported, near the border to turkey. >> protesters called for the overthrow of the regime and the execution of the president, bashar al-assad. the presence of international monitors has not changed the course of the uprising or the ferocity of the regime's response. in hama, one of the c
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
's take a look at the other stories making headlines around the world, today. syria is holding local elections despite the continuing violence between security forces and opposition supporters. the government says that this is part of the reform they are introducing in response to the protest. the opposition has called for a boycott turn out. many places are not willing to risk going to the polls, fearing further violence. a spokesman for the russian prime minister says that claims in the parliamentary elections will not affect the results. president dmitri medvedev announced, after his page has been inundated with comments -- most of them hostile. a new spy satellite and concerns over the north korean missile program, with launches coming from their space center. officials say that the satellite can take photos of -- photos from space at night and during bad weather. this is the first visit between security forces and protesters in bahrain. a report last night of police using excessive force against protesters. making a packed lunch every day for their children to take to school is
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. on syria, the obama administration has called for president bashar al-assad to step down over his government's violent crackdown on the opposition. iraq has yet to advocate any strong action against assad. >> even if there are tactical disagreements between iraq and the united states at this point in how to deal with syria, i have absolutely no doubt that these decisions are being made based on what prime minister maliki believes is best for iraq. >> brown: the president likewise played down concerns that iran's influence over iraq is growing. >> his interest is maintaining iraqi sovereignty, and preventing meddling by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe him. >> brown: the leaders went on to meanwhile, in iraq today a sign of the times. u.s. troops handed over another major base to iraqi forces, this one located south of baghdad in hilla. >> i am happy for the iraqi people, that they are able to secure themselves and are looking at their best interests. i am also very happy that we are upholding the security agreement and leaving on time. >> brown: in fact, the current schedule
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